43rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the
European Society for Clinical Investigation

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1 – 4 April 2009

Congress venue:
Casino Building
Campus Westend Johann Wolfgang Goethe – University
Grüneburgplatz 1
D-60323 Frankfurt am Main

You will find the program schedule here

Scientific Programme

I  Plenary Lectures

  1. Wednesday, 1 April, 19.30 – 20.30
    Clinical implications of the new biology of estrogen action
    Jan-Ake Gustafsson (Stockholm, Sweden)
  2. Thursday, 2 April, 10.30 – 11.15
    Advances in the management of neuroendocrine tumors
    Kjell Öberg (Uppsala, Sweden)
  3. Thursday, 2 April, 14.00 – 14.45
    Myeloid leukocyte recruitment in inflammation
    Klaus Ley (La Jolla, CA, USA)
  4. Friday, 3 April, 10.30 – 11.15
    How common is somatic mosaicism for copy number variations?
    Analysis of twins, differentiated human tissues as well as breast and ovarian cancers

    Jan Dumanski (Uppsala, Sweden)
  5. Friday, 3 April, 14.00 – 15.00
    Lecture ESCI Award Winner 2009 – winner: Josef M. Penninger (Vienna, Austria)
    Genetic modeling of human disease
  6. Friday, 3 April, congress dinner lecture:
    Benefits and hazards of nutrient iron
    Joannes J.M. Marx
    Awardee of the 2009 Albert Struyvenberg Medal
  7. Saturday, 4 April, 10.30 – 11.15
    New insights in postprandial metabolism
    Ulrike Beisiegel (Hamburg, Germany)

II Workshops

  1. Neuroendocrine tumors: genetics, tumor biology and treatment
    Organizers: E. Tiensuu Janson (Uppsala, Sweden), B. Wiedenmann (Berlin, Germany), M. Pavel (Berlin, Germany), J. Bojunga (Frankfurt/Main, Germany)
  2. Stem cell therapy in cardiology
    Organizers: A. Zeiher (Frankfurt/Main, Germany), B. Assmus (Frankfurt/Main, Germany)
  3. Molecular mechanisms of nonalcoholic steatohepatosis
    Organizers: S. Zeuzem (Frankfurt/Main, Germany), U. Leuschner (Frankfurt/Main, Germany)
  4. Rheumatology: Mesenchymal signaling
    Organizers: U. Müller-Ladner (Bad Neuheim, Germany), H. Burkhardt (Frankfurt/Main, Germany)
  5. Phagocyte biology
    Organizers: B. Walzog (München, Germany), M. Sperandio (München, Germany), A. Mocsai (Budapest, Hungary)
  6. Pediatric endocrinology: growth disturbances / congenital adrenal hyperplasia
    Organizers: A. Richter-Unruh (Wattenscheid, Germany), S. Drop (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), H.L. Claahsen-van der Grinten (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  7. Endocrine hypertension
    Organizers: S. Diederich (Berlin, Germany), G. Eisenhofer (Dresden, Germany)
  8. Vitamin D-hormone: pleiotropic effects
    Organizers: K. Badenhoop (Frankfurt/Main, Germany), K.-H. Usadel (Frankfurt/Main, Germany)
  9. Introduction to translational research
    Organizers: G.P. Chrousos (Athens, Greece), J.P.A. Ioannnidis (Ioannina, Greece)
  10. Symposium Onkologikum: Molecular targeting in oncology
    Organizers: D. Hoelzer (Frankfurt/Main, Germany), A. Boehme (Frankfurt/Main, Germany)
  11. Symposium Endokrinologikum: New aspects in the treatment of the metabolic syndrome and hyperlipidemia
    Organizers: K.-H. Usadel (Frankfurt/Main, Germany), W.A. Mann (Frankfurt/Main, Germany)

III Subspecialty Poster Sessions

Cardiovascular medicine
Endocrinology, diabetology and metabolism
Gastroenterology and hepatology
Haematology and oncology
Immunology, rheumatology and inflammation
Nephrology and hypertension
Neurology and neurobiology
Thrombosis and haemostasis

Poster viewing will be possible during coffee breaks and at lunchtime from Thursday 2 April to Saturday 4 April.

Poster Awards: the four best posters (including workshop abstracts/posters) will be awarded the Poster Award 2009 to the amount of EURO 250 per poster. The presentation of the poster awards is scheduled for Friday, 3 April 2009, 15.00 – 15.15 hrs, immediately following the ESCI Award winning lecture.

You will find the poster instructions here.

Deadline for electronic abstract submission 4 November 2008.